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Benjamin Micallef shatters his own 800 metres indoor record in USA meet

Benjamin Micallef was the latest Maltese athlete to set a national indoor record this weekend when the middle distance runner set a new standard in the 800 metres race at the Washington Indoor Husky Classic on Saturday.

The 22-year-old Rush AC athlete completed the 800 metres race in a time of one minute 49.07 seconds to finish second overall in the race.

Micallef’s time shattered his previous national record on the distance by more than four seconds as he had clocked his previous best at 1:53.92 at the Washington Demsey Indoor Meet.

The Maltese runner finished just behind race winner Cass Elliott who clocked one minute 48.77 seconds.

Parker Wilkerson finished third in a time of one minute 49.93 seconds.

On Saturday, Jeremy Zammit also set a new national indoor record when the Pembroke Athlete leapt to 7.40 metres to win the event at the AAI Indoor Games, held in Ireland.

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